In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(humedecer)rocía la camisa antes de plancharla — sprinkle water on the shirt / sprinkle the shirt with water before ironing
- rocían la carretera para que no se levante polvo — they spray water on the road / they spray the road with water to keep the dust down
- lo rociaron de keroseno — they doused it with kerosene
- rociar algo con algo
- rociar las hojas con agua tibia — spray the leaves with lukewarm water
- antes de servir se rocía con zumo de limón — sprinkle with lemon juice before serving
2(acompañar)to wash downel asado estuvo rociado con un buen vino tinto — the roast was washed down with a good red wine
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